Things To Do in Edinburgh

Looking for other top attractions in Leith and Edinburgh's city centre? From homely cafés to Michelin starred restaurants, fascinating city bus tours to a brand new vertical whisky distillery, there is so much to explore. We offer our top guide for attractions in Edinburgh that will leave you with the best memories of your stay.

Things to do in Leith

A unique blend of old and new, Leith is a destination in its own right for locals and tourists visiting Edinburgh. With its Michelin-starred restaurants, cosy pubs and cafes and waterfront walks, it is the ideal place to spend a few hours, away from the busy city centre.

  • Fingal

    Fingal is a luxury floating hotel and exclusive use venue, owned by The Royal Yacht Britannia. Berthed in Edinburgh’s fashionable waterfront, Fingal has 22 luxury cabins that reflect the history of this former Northern Lighthouse vessel. Visiting Edinburgh soon? Why not try the ‘Aboard Fingal’ package, including a bottle of Moët Champagne and tickets to The Royal Yacht Britannia.

    Address: Alexandra Dock, Historic Port of Leith, Edinburgh EH6 7DX
    Distance: 0.4 miles

    Fingal - Aboard Package

  • Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre

    Enjoy some retail therapy, delicious food or escape for a few hours to the Vue Cinema with luxurious recliners.

    Address: Ocean Dr, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ
    Distance: 0.3 miles

    Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre

  • Lind & Lime Distillery Tour

    See how the team behind the award-winning Lind & Lime make their gin, the story of its creation, and enjoy a few cocktails in the process.

    Address: 24 Coburg Street, Edinburgh EH6 6HB
    Distance: 0.6 miles

  • The Shore

    Take a stroll along the Shore and choose from a fantastic selection of restaurants, bars and cafes.

    Address: Shore, Edinburgh EH6 6QW
    Distance: 1.0 mile

  • Water of Leith

    Home to herons, kingfishers and carpets of wild flowers. A piece of nature in the heart of the city.

    Address: Water of Leith Visitor Centre, 24 Lanark Road, Edinburgh EH14 1TQ
    Distance: 0.3 miles

    Water of Leith

  • Coburg House

    Visit Coburg House in the heart of Leith, a fantastic hub of local artists, designers and makers.

    Address: 15 Coburg Street, Edinburgh EH6 6ET
    Distance: 0.8 mile

    Coburg House

  • The Port of Leith Distillery

    Tour Scotland's first vertical distillery. Learn about the story of this unique, new whisky distillery in Leith, and fill your own miniature bottle. The top-floor bar offers a fabulous selection of whiskies and panoramic views across Britannia and over to Fife.

    Address: 11 Whisky Quay, Leith, Edinburrgh
    Distance: 387 feet


Things to do in Edinburgh City Centre

VisitScotland's information centre is centrally located on Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile, with friendly, knowledgeable, multilingual staff on hand to set you on your way.

  • Edinburgh Bus Tours

    Explore the highlights of Edinburgh with Edinburgh Bus Tour’s hop-on hop-off five-star tours.

    Address: Edinburgh Bus Tours, Waverley Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1BQ
    Distance: 3.3 miles

    Edinburgh Bus Tours

  • Edinburgh Castle

    An iconic feature of Edinburgh’s skyline. Discover this historic fortress for yourself.

    Address: Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG
    Distance: 3.3 miles

    Edinburgh Castle

  • Palace of Holyrood House

    Discover The King's official residence in Edinburgh, just a short journey from Britannia.

    Address: Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX
    Distance: 3 miles

    Palace of Holyrood House

  • The Real Mary King's Close

    Unlock the secrets of Edinburgh’s only preserved 17th century street through the Old Town alleyways at The Real Mary King’s Close.

    Address: Warriston's Close, 2, High St, Edinburgh EH1 1PG
    Distance: 2.7 miles

    The Real Mary King's Close

  • Mercat Tours

    Join the award-winning guides of Mercat Tours for a history walk or ghost tour - the perfect introduction to Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city.

    Address: 28 Blair St, Edinburgh EH1 1QR
    Distance: 2.5 miles

    Mercat Tours

  • Summerhall Distillery

    Embark on a tour of discovery at Summerhall Distillery, where Pickering's Gin and The Broody Hen whisky is produced. Learn about the production of the spirits and experience a range of tasting masterclasses. Located within a former Veterinary College, and now an arts centre and studios, close to the Meadows.

    Address: 1 Summerhall, Newington, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL
    Distance: 3.5 miles

    Summerhall Distillery

  • National Museum of Scotland

    The National Museum of Scotland is a treasure trove of history and culture situated in the Old Town, offering visitors of all ages an immersive journey through Scotland's rich past and heritage.

    Address: Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF
    Distance: 2.9 miles

    National Museum of Scotland